Therefore, children, when you mix both of these substances, you ultimately end up with a clear mixture. This is because both substances are soluble with one another, allowing for the solute to be seperated and mix with the solvent. This is seen in this lab when the mixture becomes clear, or homogenous.
So basically, Water is capable of dissolving a variety of different substances, which is why it is such a good solvent. And, water is called the "universal solvent" because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. This is important to every living thing on earth.
Oh! So when salt dissolves in water, the salt is the solute and the water is the solvent. And because water is such a good solvent, and salt dissolves well, it results in a homogeneous mixture.
Earlier that week
Yeah, so basically, because water is the "universal solvent", that means it is capable of dissolving and mixing with plenty of other substances like sugar and becoming homogeneous or clear. Thus, when the salt is dissolved in the water, it shows the water is the solvent or the substance that dissolves.
What we've learned is that H20, or water, is the "universal solvent", meaning that it is the most abundant and consistent solvent on Earth. It allows for substances to dissolve due to its polarity in relation to other elements.